Post Tagged with: "The Editorial Board"

We Can Do Better Too

When it comes to issues that affect our community, campus media can be an essential tool to bring attention and pressure. However, when such bodies, including this independent editorial board, do not provide sufficient ways to resolve the issues others raise, we fail to fulfill our purpose as a body[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
A Suspect Email Filter

A Suspect Email Filter

“This message was posted by Erika Cohen Derr under authority granted by the Division of Student Affairs.” This disclaimer concludes every campus-wide email sent by student groups. Few readers notice it; fewer find it noteworthy. But how does this procedure affect the free flow of student communication, particularly when readers can’t see[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Learn Quicker With iClicker

Many find the crowded lecture hall to be an inevitable downside to attending a large research university such as Georgetown. In recent years, professors with an excess of 200 students — and 200 laptops — have been exploring new ways of holding attention. And while new education technology can be[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Opinion

When Humor Thwarts Fact

Social media have been abuzz all week with commentary on the federal government shutdown. With Facebook and Twitter feeds dominated by memes, one-liners and other satire, it’s worth taking time to reflect on how we discuss and digest the news. Typically, national news stories are quickly satirized, with Comedy Central[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Opinion

A Major Pay-Off

For the first time ever, the McDonough School of Business was Georgetown’s most selective undergraduate school, accepting only 15.9 percent of its applicants for the Class of 2017, down from 16.8 percent last year. The College, historically the most exclusive of the university’s four schools, had an acceptance rate of[Read More…]

by April 9, 2013 0 comments Opinion
1,000 Followers, Zero Stars

1,000 Followers, Zero Stars

Although thousands of students have spent thousands of dollars on meal plans for Leo O’Donovan Hall, the Georgetown dining service has taken to charging patrons of the beleaguered dining hall a new currency: Facebook “likes.” Last week, the Georgetown Dining Facebook page’s fan count climbed to 1,000. As a reward for reaching[Read More…]

by April 9, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Discriminatory Discretion

It goes without saying that students are entitled to their individual beliefs, religious or otherwise. But when student activities funds come from a common pool and are billed as a lump sum on each student’s tuition statement, allowing individuals to cherry-pick which activities they fund based on their religious preference[Read More…]

by April 9, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Digital Decisions

As Georgetown continues its push to become more tech savvy, the university should consider developing an online application to match. Although Georgetown abstains from the Common Application in order to encourage only truly interested students to apply, its own online application — reminiscent of early 1990s HTML — is dismally rudimentary and[Read More…]

by April 5, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Rural Students Out of Reach

Most Georgetown students hail from a handful of regions: northern New Jersey, central California, southern Maryland — the list goes on. Yet although students are drawn from all over the country, rural communities are routinely neglected. As a recent op-ed in The New York Times noted, students from rural areas face a[Read More…]

by April 5, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Faceless Contempt

There is a difference between confession and cowardice. At times, anonymity promotes honesty and openness. But in the case of the Facebook page Georgetown Confessions and similar forums at other colleges, it has allowed for a shameful abuse of anonymous speech, producing hate and vitriol. Since last fall’s debut of[Read More…]

by April 5, 2013 0 comments Opinion